Fundraising Admin Support (Part-time volunteer)

Are you looking for a career change?  Considering a career in the charity sector?  Are you passionate about the power of communities and making a difference?  Do you have an interest in helping to support people with an intellectual disability?  Are you a hands-on, can-do person? If so, we want to hear from you.

About the role

Down Syndrome Ireland is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to take on the volunteer role of Fundraising Admin Support. You will be working with a small fundraising team and working on upcoming fundraising campaigns, including our HB Fundays. We are looking for individuals who are in a position to commit to 2.5 days per week. The role is based in our National Office in Ballymount, Dublin 12.

Down Syndrome Ireland is a nationwide charity and you can expect to gain experience in many areas such as event and volunteer management, CRM database management, marketing and general office admin. You should have a good level of computer skills and demonstrate a good level of professionalism and attention to detail. We are looking for a reliable, confident individual with good interpersonal skills, willing to get involved in all aspects of our fundraising campaigns.

How to apply

For more details, please contact Alison Kelly at To apply, please forward your CV and a cover letter to the aforementioned email or by post to Down Syndrome Ireland, c/o Fundraising Admin Support Vacancy, Unit 3, Parkway House, Western Parkway Business Park, Ballymount Drive, Dublin 12 D12HP70.

Closing Date

Closing date for applications is 1st February 2019.

More about Down Syndrome Ireland

Down Syndrome Ireland is the voice of people with Down syndrome and their families throughout Ireland. We provide a wide range of vital services including: Early Intervention, Speech & Language Therapy, Health, Education, Personal Development and Employment Opportunities that enhance the lives of thousands of children and adults with Down syndrome.  Every year we need to raise at least 87% of our €3.7+ million costs to enable us to continue providing these essential services, and we are therefore very heavily reliant on public funding. 

DSI host a calendar of fundraising events each year, most notably our annual HB Fundays which call on the public to host a fun party with family, friends, colleagues and your community while enjoying Ireland’s favourite ice cream.  This campaign is an integral source of funding for the development of DSI’s nationwide support services and it has raised a fantastic €3.2 million over the past 17 years. Each HB Funday party makes a real and lasting difference to children with Down syndrome and their families throughout Ireland. Over 700 parties are expected to take place this year and the funds raised will give these children the very best start in life, with an education that suits their individual needs and prepares them for independent living.

Down Syndrome Ireland